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  • Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:27 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction. Starboard contends that since Mayer became CEO in July 2012, Yahoo has been wasting money on ill-advised acquisitions and a bloated payroll while...

  • Apple issues security warning for iCloud Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:52 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China. Apple's post did not mention China or provide any details on the attacks. Chinese activists blamed the attacks on that country's government,...

  • FTC names privacy expert as chief technologist Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday named an outspoken Internet privacy expert, Ashkan Soltani, as its chief technologist in a move that signals the agency's focus on protecting consumers' online privacy. Over the last year, he co-authored a series of Washington Post articles that examined government surveillance programs first revealed...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 21- Yahoo Inc reported a modest increase in revenue during the third quarter, exceeding lackluster Wall Street targets, as the Internet company's online display advertising business continued to struggle. Yahoo's revenue growth has stalled in recent years as its once-hot Web portal and email service have lagged rivals such as Google Inc...

  • UPDATE 1-Yahoo's revenue rises 1 pct Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 21- Yahoo Inc reported a modest increase in revenue during the third quarter, exceeding lackluster Wall Street targets, as the Internet company's online display advertising business continued to struggle. Shares of Yahoo rose 3 percent to $41.40 in extended trading on Tuesday. Yahoo said that it's display advertising revenue, which...

  • BOSTON/ BEIJING, Oct 21- Apple Inc's iCloud storage service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the Beijing government is behind the campaign. An Apple representative declined comment on the allegations that Beijing was trying to spy on Apple customers, but noted that the...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- If your kids are chattering non-stop about things like emeralds, pickaxes and creepers, you may have a unique opportunity to turn a video game addiction into a life lesson about money. Minecraft, a video game phenomenon with over 100 million users, is such a hot property that Microsoft Corp recently forked out $2.5 billion for its maker, Mojang AB.

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations. 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB. 10. Buddyman: Kick 2, Crazylion Studios Limited.

  • Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet. Starting Tuesday, the $10- a-month All Access service will make music suggestions based on educated guesses about each subscriber's mood and...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 21- Smartphone users won't recognise the name B2X, but if your battery dies or your screen breaks, the odds are that the company will be working behind the scenes when you seek a repair. "B2X is doing a nice job of stitching together what are all the very disparate processes that go into the aftermarket for mobile phone repair," said Michael Dominy,...

  • Mystery startup Magic Leap raises $542 million Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 10:23 AM ET
    A still image from a Magic Leap promotional video.

    Magic Leap, an augmented reality startup, raised $542 million in funding from Google and other firms for development.

  • Oct 21- Magic Leap Inc, a startup focused on augmented reality technology, said it raised $542 million in a funding round led by Google Inc.. Investors in the latest round included Qualcomm Inc, the world's No.1 mobile phone chipmaker, Andreessen Horowitz, KKR and Legendary Entertainment. Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps at Google,...

  • What will Mayer do with all that Alibaba cash? Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:13 AM ET
    Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer

    Investors are hungry to hear how CEO Marissa Mayer will spend the proceeds from the Alibaba IPO.

  • Customers looking at iPhones in an Apple store in Shanghai.

    Chinese authorities have tried to gain access to the customer data held on Apple's iCloud storage system, according to an organization that monitors web usage in China.

  • Oct 21- Magic Leap Inc, a startup focused on augmented reality technology, said it raised $542 million in a funding round led by Google Inc, which also attracted investment from Qualcomm Inc, the world's No. 1 mobile phone chipmaker. Magic Leap said it would use the funds for product development and marketing of its mobile wearable system, among other things.

  • *DDC to expand into Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Somalia. Djibouti Data Center, set up by a group of local and international investors 18 months ago, is the first data centre and Internet exchange in east Africa connected to eight fibre optic cables that are part of the main Internet route from Europe to Asia. The Internet route travels through the Mediterranean,...

  • China hackers may have breached Apple's iCloud Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:25 AM ET
    Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., speaks about new features of the iCloud service during an event at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California.

    Apple iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said.

  • Samsung phones cleared for US government use Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 3:33 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved by the National Security Agency for use with classified U.S. government networks and data, a boost to the company's efforts to expand in the security-conscious business market. The South Korean company said the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Note 4 and seven other...

  • Review: Apple Pay in action Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 12:53 AM ET

    That wallet-free day won't be coming for a while, if ever, but Apple's new payments system brings us much closer. The biggest difficulty is general acceptance, and Apple has managed to boost interest in mobile payments in a way Google and other rivals haven't been able to for years. Apple Inc. has the advantage of having millions of credit cards on file for its...

  • BOSTON/ BEIJING, Oct 20- Apple Inc's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country's government is behind the campaign. The attack comes several weeks after Apple said it would begin storing iCloud data for Chinese users on China...